Flip a coin
December 13, 2007 9:42 AM   Subscribe

If you need a foolproof way to decide whether to kill someone or are simply curious as to whether probability is still operating as a factor in your existence (and find yourself out of change but near a computer with an internet connection), you can just use flip a coin.
posted by cog_nate (33 comments total)

 
You linked to the wrong site. If one plans to flip out and kill people, one needs to refer to Real Ultimate Power.
posted by Malor at 9:45 AM on December 13, 2007


Hey, just like in real life, a US quarter almost always lands on its head. 50/50 my ass.
posted by shmegegge at 9:47 AM on December 13, 2007


or lands heads up, rather.
posted by shmegegge at 9:47 AM on December 13, 2007


You don't have to do this.
posted by hermitosis at 9:48 AM on December 13, 2007 [3 favorites]


1. Coins are NOT mammals.

2. Coins fight NONE OF the time.

3. The purpose of the coin is to be exchanged for good and/or services.
posted by cog_nate at 9:51 AM on December 13, 2007


Is it kill people?
posted by Artw at 9:54 AM on December 13, 2007


You don't have to do this.

Oh, hermitosis! You ALWAYS say that! Why do you always say that?
posted by Greg Nog at 9:57 AM on December 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks for that. I managed to close the first video link before I saw anything too revealing. Not all of us live in countries where the fucking film has come out yet and I'd rather not ruin the viewing experience of (reputedly) a return to form by the Coen brothers.
posted by slimepuppy at 10:00 AM on December 13, 2007


How about now?
posted by Artw at 10:01 AM on December 13, 2007


I usually use the decision as to whether or not I should kill someone up to AskMe. I mean, it's slightly chatfilter, sure, but it hasn't let me down yet.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 10:03 AM on December 13, 2007


D'ya want to play Questions?
posted by Wolfdog at 10:04 AM on December 13, 2007


Harvey Dent would love it.
posted by camcgee at 10:05 AM on December 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Call it, friendo.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:06 AM on December 13, 2007


The coin ain't got no say in it. It's just you.
posted by Rangeboy at 10:14 AM on December 13, 2007


Everyone knows that the proper game of chance to determine life or death is Russian Roulette. Everything else is just a pale imitation.

*spins cylinder*

::click::

Your turn.
posted by quin at 10:25 AM on December 13, 2007


Is It Christmas?
posted by cortex at 10:29 AM on December 13, 2007


I remember typing in a Russian Roulette "simulator" out of some BASIC manual, long time ago. It generated a random number between 1 and 6, and printed either "Click." or "BANG!" accordingly. It wasn't, obviously, a very long program, but even at the time I felt it wasn't a good return on the time invested.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:34 AM on December 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Should that site be called "coinr?"
posted by maxwelton at 10:37 AM on December 13, 2007


It sure beats the two d20 I've been using since becoming demon possessed from playing too much D&D back in 1983.
posted by Pollomacho at 10:37 AM on December 13, 2007


I'm with slimepuppy. I don't want to see clips from in-theater films that I haven't made it to yet if said clips are not labeled as such.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:40 AM on December 13, 2007


I make flipping of Carolina coin 5 times and all head! Is rigged.
posted by Mister_A at 10:49 AM on December 13, 2007


It's foolproof. You could even use it to vote.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:59 AM on December 13, 2007


OH MY GOD I JUST SHOT MYSELF IN THE HEAD! fuck! that fucking hurts! why would anyone PLAY this game?!
posted by shmegegge at 11:50 AM on December 13, 2007


Finally grabbed Daikatana, innit?
posted by cortex at 11:51 AM on December 13, 2007 [2 favorites]


i'm really tired of favoriting cortex.
posted by shmegegge at 11:58 AM on December 13, 2007


This be a start to creating new Dice Men. With an Online Dice Generator on a mobile device you could get the answer all your questions and problems (even though they may seem a bit strange) and simplify Luke's way of throwing his dice to resolve everyday issues.
posted by Grums at 12:05 PM on December 13, 2007


Don't put it in your pocket, sir.
posted by stinkycheese at 12:14 PM on December 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm trying to figure out if they're actually using unique "headshots" for each state's quarter or if it's the same image. I'm leaning towards same image (lighting/shading/opacity/whatever seems the same) which kind of tarnishes the "virtual coin flip" effect for me.
posted by jeremy b at 2:58 PM on December 13, 2007


tarnishes

Ha!
posted by cortex at 3:03 PM on December 13, 2007


I usually love the MeFi humor, but as this happened in my hometown just yesterday, ya'll are hitting a bit close to home.

Still can't believe anyone would do something so obviously idiotic.
posted by misha at 4:13 PM on December 13, 2007


Still not Killmass.
posted by Artw at 9:02 PM on December 13, 2007


I love Russian Roulette! In all the games I've played, I only lost once!
posted by Goofyy at 10:56 PM on December 13, 2007


I have to say, that there's times I could give a rat's ass about a choice in my day, and I used to be all to happy to let a coin decide it. Then I saw Old Men..., and I've tried to decide without relying on a coin toss. Surprised the clip ended when it did. Spared the spoiler factor, but the last line of the scene is fucking tits.
posted by Busithoth at 7:22 AM on December 14, 2007


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